Lack of Maintenance Culture in Nigeria: The Bane of National Development

TIJANI Saheed Abiodun, ADEYEMI Akinwale Olayemi, OMOTEHINSHE Olusegun Joseph


Lackadaisical attitude of Nigerians on maintenance culture has negatively affected infrastructural development which is critical and essential to a Nation’s development. Achieving vision 2020 goals would be attainable if existing structures and facilities are constantly maintained. Poor maintenance culture has drawn the nation a thousand steps backward and one of the stride actions that could salvage the country from the total mess of infrastructural decay is maintenance. This paper aimed at examining lack of maintenance culture through review of archival materials and participative observations. Poor leadership, corruption, attitudinal problem and lack of maintenance policy were identified as major causes of the menace. In conclusion, the paper recommends the inclusion of maintenance culture in national educational curriculum, maintenance policy formulation and appointment of facility managers among others as necessary steps towards making the country among the comity of developed nations.

Keywords: Culture, Infrastructure, Maintenance, Maintenance Policy and National Development

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